Tag Archives: traditional upholstery

Real Men Spit Tacks

Real men upholsterers spit tacks. After all these years, it still creeps me out a bit — I see his cheeks bulge a specific way while he is having a conversation with me and I’ll peer at him as if … Continue reading

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My Business Sketchbook: Our Holiday Card

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Originally posted on D.Katie Powell Art:
It was fun to create a holiday card this year, the end of my first year of watercolors! I had good models in a late 19th century chair from a set that will…

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O is for Ode to the Upholsterer: A-to-Z Challenge

He’s stuffed a chair on every street, or hassocks on which to put your feet. A fainting couch for Ms Récamier, looking Grecian but really fey. A modern Egg for Madmen there, Took ten thousand hand stitches to be fair; … Continue reading

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A is for Algerian: A-to-Z Challenge

Most modern upholsterers create their cushions and backs and arms using limited materials: various foams, and Dacron® or cotton batting.  Occasionally they will use feathers and downs. Traditional upholstery uses many different kinds of stuffing: Palm: algerian (palm leaf fiber) … Continue reading

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